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Accident claims

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1st May 2014

Man secures compensation after fall

A member of the public, who was injured after a fall on a set of steps, contacted our specialist personal injury lawyers to investigate a compensation claim.

Our client had visited a local council building and was leaving the premises by walking down a set of steps outside the building. As he was walking down the stairs, our client lost his footing on a loose paving slab and fell down the steps.

Painful ligament tear

On account of the accident, our client suffered a tear to the medial meniscus to his knee which accelerated a pre-existing condition and left him with permanent symptoms. He also suffered a less serious ankle strain which took two weeks to recover.

Following the accident, our client was absent from work for several weeks and his injuries mean that he is now unable to play football as he had previously done regularly.

The local council initially denied liability for our client’s injuries when he approached them directly. However, after he contacted our specialist personal injury lawyers, the council admitted breaching its health and safety obligations to our client and he received full compensation.

Making a claim for accident compensation

Clear Answers’ specialist personal injury lawyers are waiting to provide you with expert legal advice. We specialise in all types of personal injury compensation claims, particularly those that happen in public places.

If you or a family member has been injured through no fault of your own, please ring us on 0800 783 9019 and speak to one of our advisers. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and to talk you through the claims process in plain English. Alternatively, please complete one of our online compensation claim forms and a representative will contact you as quickly as possible.

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